It’s always such a pleasure to photograph a couple as full of energy and life as Rusha and Matt. Although I’m based in London they asked me if I’d head down to Brighton for the afternoon as they live there and wanted to capture places that were part of their daily lives. Their wedding, which I’m shooting in couple of weeks, is in rural Petworth in West Sussex, so these pictures also gave them an opportunity to try another location.
I always encourage couples to go somewhere completely different to their wedding for an engagement shoot so we can experiment and come up with something personal to them. Couples often say that they want to do an engagement shoot so that they feel more comfortable in front of the camera and get to know me a bit better and I can’t think of a couple where this hasn’t helped on their wedding day.
Having said that, the real benefit for them is getting a great set of pictures as most haven’t been photographed professionally before. Brighton’s one of my favourite town’s in the UK so I jumped at the chance to wander the streets with them before ending up on the beach at sunset. For once the weather in Blighty did us proud and we spent an awesome couple of hours together. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in a couple of weeks!
I’m pleased to be back in England after a hectic summer, take a look at my website for recent work and destination weddings in France and Italy.